Open Your Hands

  “My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” Psalm‬ ‭63:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬ ⠀⠀ Grasping is everywhere. Our culture prizes grasping for identity, status, acceptance, money, and control. Even as Christian women, we will be tempted to cling to our perceived needs as though no other human could identify with us or understand. ⠀⠀ We look fearfully around us and wonder how our concerns will be met and who will meet them. We hang onto pain, fears, failures, and shame because we’re more comfortable with carrying them around than with releasing them to Someone more … [Read more...]

The Price of Netflix is Going Up

A few nights ago, my husband mentioned from his place on the couch, "I think I'm going to cancel our Netflix account." "Oh, why is that?" I asked, guessing the cost per month was going up again. "They just announced they're going to team up with the ACLU to fight against Georgia's heartbeat law." My reaction was instant: "Well, that's it then. We don't need Netflix that badly."     In the four or five times this past month that I'd logged into my personal Netflix profile, I found myself confronted with stark, anti-Christian previews and … [Read more...]

Easter Eyewitnesses

It seemed like a very “Grandma Cups” Easter celebration, complete with her carrot cake, potatoes au gratin, and a spinach salad just the way she would make it. Missing my family seems sharpest at Easter, and it was good for me this year to throw myself into making special food for my people here at home and enjoy serving them memorable recipes. I always find it so remarkable how memory serves us. Many of the holiday traditions and choices in our home, even certain ways I think and act, are all because I love who my grandma was and I love the way she did holidays. … [Read more...]